Thursday, July 22, 2010

So Much Housekeeping

You may think my infrequent posting has to do with my having a 9 to 5 now.  Well as always, you'd be wrong.  I've pin pointed exactly why it is I'm taking longer post now and as always, it's not my fault.  It's Liz's.  See, she doesn't have a job now (well she does, it's just her summer vacation).  So now she wants to go out at nights, and you know me, I can't say no to anything.  This wouldn't be a problem during my school year, when I could post during the day.  But with being at a job where I can't post?  It hampers my posting time.  I'm at work from 9 to 5 and have been out on the town from after work till going to sleep for the past several days, so I ask you dear readers: where's the time?  So thanks a lot, Liz.  You're really screwing the pooch here.  Really, the only day I don't have an excuse for is Monday.  Let's talk about that day.

On Monday I had the Jared Dudley mystery beer.  For those concerned, the Robin Lopez post is about 75% written.  The thing about these posts, I'm recognizing, is that they are going to be looooooooong.  I've got a lot to say about all of the players and a lot to say about all of the beers.  As such, while I thought this was going to be a week-long series, I think I'm only going to be able to do about one a week.  After drinking the Jared Dudley beer, I had three Southamptons (India Pale Ale, Altbier, Saison).

Tuesday was a little crazy.  Liz had a groupon for a sangria tasting at this restaurant in Union Square and she was going to meet up with a girlfriend and us it on Tuesday.  Last minute it turns out the friend couldn't make it so I get a call.  I go down to meet her, we have the sangria, and I see written on the chalkboard they have a saison on sale for 5 bucks.  I ask what it is, thinking it's going to be a normal 12 oz bottle of something.  The bartender pulls out a 25 oz bottle of Southampton Deluxe Saison.  That goes for at least 10 bucks in stores so when you get a chance to buy a bottle for 5 at a bar, well you gotta jump on that.  While we're drinking that, I notice that they also have "Insanity" written on the board as well for 5 dollars.  No way.  No way.  I ask if that's Weyerbacher's Insanity.  It is.  He pulls out a 25 oz bottle of it.  So of course we have to drink that as well.  While we're drinking the Insanity, I see a 25 oz bottle of Victory Baltic Thunder Porter.  The bartender asks if I want that as well.  I say, "Well, if it's 5 bucks I do," he goes back and asks the manager.  Comes back.  Sold.  In conclusion, on Tuesday I had (split) a 25 oz Southampton Saison (8%), a 25 oz Weyerbacher Insanity (11%), and a Victory Baltic Thunder Porter (9%), which would run about $40 at a store, all for $15!  After that I am quite drunk, so instead of getting another bottle of each, which I seriously, seriously considered, I did the wise thing and went home.

Last night (Wednesday) was a simple one beer night.  Being fancy-pants New Yorkers, we went to a Louis Black show in Central Park and didn't back till late.  I will say this.  I do not really care for Louis Black.  I get it.  You like to yell.  Maybe tell some jokes while you're yelling?  I had a Southampton Double White at the apartment and passed out.  So there you have it.  Late nights.  Average (for me) amount of beer drinking.  Fun times!  Robin Lopez probably drops tomorrow.  I can promise you it will be worth the wait.

Total Beers: 577
Where I Should Be: 553.424

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